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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-44-100 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS61A-044-0100 Mount Fuji, Honshu, Japan November 1985
Snow-topped Mount Fuji, ringed by lakes and forests, is observable near the center of this low-oblique photograph taken over central Honshu, Japan. Mount Fuji, approximately 12 390 feet (3800 meters) above sea level, is located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) west-southwest of Tokyo. This volcanic peak, the tallest in Japan, is considered a sacred mountain by the Japanese. The snow-capped, symmetrical cone volcano, with a crater diameter of nearly 2 000 feet (610 meters), last erupted in 1707. The Fuji River flows west of Mount Fuji toward the interior where it passes through the city of Kofu, north-northwest of the volcano. Visible east-southeast of Mount Fuji is the Hokone caldera, which is 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide. The scene captured in this photograph is typical of the topography of the four largest islands of Japan--Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Because the Japanese archipelago is volcanic in origin, less than 20 percent of the land is habitable, and farmland is limited and regionally fragmented.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 172k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 44 - 100
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: MOUNT FUJI  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 139.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 54  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 013220   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 166   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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